Satisfying Conclusions

Remember how my visa went 144 days overdue, then when I got it renewed, I only got a 2 month visa? Well, I got my new passport, then I finally got my new visa. Today. Looks like I’ll never need to apply for a student visa again. For me, that is a satisfying conclusion.

Speaking of satisfying conclusions, I’ll soon be able to put closure soon on another story I once told here on this blog. Can anyone guess which one it is? (No, it has nothing to do with me getting married.)

Of course, the real satisfying conclusion will be when ChinesePod finally launches V3. It has been extremely busy these past two weeks, and it’s not quite over yet…

I’ll be blogging more when it is.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. 海宁 / Henning Says: March 30, 2007 at 12:50 am

    I am really craving for this, although I have to admit that I hardly come to all the stuff that I want to do with the existing materials (working through old Advanced Expansions, goulnik-like transcription, trying out Bob’s recorder approach etc. etc.). Time is sparse and I already spend to much of it with this hobby of uncertain value…

    But V3 sounds like a CPod version from a perfect parallel dimension. Hope it will become reality.

  2. Chinese citizenship…

  3. Can’t wait!

  4. Gender modification?

  5. Green Card. Congrats John!

  6. Nice guesses, but it’s not related to citizenship, green cards, or gender modification.

    There’s actually a story involved. You’ll know soon enough…

  7. AuntySue Says: March 30, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    The photo?

  8. Dashan gave you the keys to the Batmobile?

  9. @88 – ROFLMAO.

  10. Did you finally beat the new video game?

  11. AuntySue,





    No. It’s a crappy 盗版 copy and it keeps freezing and not letting me save and making me play parts all over. I’m slowly learning how to overcome these setbacks, and I’m in the final stretch of the game, but I haven’t beaten it yet.

  12. @john – You’re killing me with suspense already…..

  13. Party membership?

  14. We’re dying from suspense here.

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